150 Years Ago
Dead — Mrs. Rebecca Prosser, young wife of Robert R. Prosser.
“How changing are the scenes of earth —
How fleeting all our hopes;
Unstable as the wind, our breath,
Our life, our joys, our all.
Today we dream of joys to come;
Yet in the future bright,
They wither with the morning sun,
And set in endless night ...”
130 Years Ago
All sorts. Arlington House Arrivals: H. J. Babcock, San Francisco; Jos. Klein, Incline; E. Cohn, San Francisco; Mrs. A. Doty, San Francisco; Jos. Klein, Incline; E. R. Hess, Empire; Peer Millich, Genoa.
110 Years Ago
Can’t sell booze to women. The Reno City Council will act on an ordinance preventing the sale of liquor to women by saloons, restaurants and wine houses. This is to prevent the existence of the notorious wine rooms patronized principally by women.
70 Years Ago
Infantile paralysis. Dr. E. E. Hamer, state health officer, received a telegram from Washington, D.C., reporting new cases of infantile paralysis: California — 20; Kentucky — 15; New York — 158. It is feared that before long cases may be reported in Nevada.
50 Years Ago
Cash for Kathy. Two additional checks totaling $600 will be presented to Miss Kathy Blaikie as a “welcome home” gift to Miss Nevada of 1965.
20 Years Ago
Big hole. The collapsed earth ceiling of the abandoned Osbiton Shaft of the Best Belcher Mine is about a 25-foot-wide sinkhole at the end of Washington Street in Virginia City (the parking lot in back of the high school).
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.